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[image]Fires in Ecuador
On November 18, 2011 at 19:10 UTC (2:10 p.m. EST), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite detected fires (in red) in the coastal province of Santa Elena, Ecuador, and further inland (east) in the province of Guayas. Fires also appear to be burning in Machalilla National Park, a preserve in the Ecuadorian Manabí Province. NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team...
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[image]NASA's Aqua Satellite 3 For 1 Texas Fires, Tropical Storms
NASA's Aqua satellite captured three major weather-related events in one image. Raging wildfires are occurring in Texas while the remnant clouds from Tropical Storm Lee in the northern Gulf of Mexico were also seen by Aqua. One satellite image taken by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured the two tropical systems and smoke from the Texas fires on Sept...
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[image]NASA Spacecraft Images Texas Wildfire
The tri-county Riley Road wildfire burning in Texas north of Houston was 85 percent contained when the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on Sept. 12, 2011. More than 19,000 acres and approximately 100 homes have been consumed since the fire started a week ago. The burned areas are dark gray and black; vegetation appears red; and bare ground and roads are light gray...
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[image]Smoke Over Western Russia - NASA
Fires continued burning around Moscow on August 7, 2010, forcing airports to delay flights, and prompting locals to stay indoors or venture out only with gauze masks, Bloomberg reported. Carbon monoxide levels in the capital city were several times the maximum allowable limit. Meanwhile, firefighters fought 577 fires covering 193,516 hectares 747 square miles. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on August 7...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Moscow; Where -- Russia
Downloads: 2
[image]Fires in British Columbia, Canada - NASA
Multiple clusters of fires burned in British Columbia, sending a thick plume of smoke over the Pacific Ocean in mid-August 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on August 13. East of the snowcapped Coast Mountains, numerous fires, many of them clustered into large groups, send smoke plumes toward the south-southwest and west-southwest...
Keywords: What -- Columbia; What -- Aqua; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- Vancouver; Where -- Canada
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[image]Pyrocumulonimbus Plume from Fires in Minnesota
Clouds of smoke from the Pagami Creek Fire continue to grow larger and thicker as the fire increases in acreage. NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite captured the plume on September 12, 2011 at 18:50 UTC (12:50 a.m. MDT). Fire personnel have escorted hundreds of campers out of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and more than 100 homes and 36 businesses have been evacuated on the eastern and southern reaches of the fire, according to the...
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[image]Fires in Western Australia
The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology (AGBM) issued a Fire Weather Warning in the southwestern region of Western Australia at 4:00 p.m. WST on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Fires have been raging for over a week now in the southwestern portion of Western Australia. When NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the area on Nov. 23, 2011 at 06:05 UTC, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Instrument aboard detected fires (in red) and plumes of smoke (light gray)...
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[image]Bushfires in Southwestern Australia
On November 23, 2011, a fast-moving wildfire devastated two communities in southwestern Australia. The fire started when high winds blew an ember from a prescribed burn out of the controlled area. By the time the fire was contained, 30 homes had been destroyed in the communities of Prevelly and Gnarabup. Charcoal-colored land shows where the fire burned in this image, taken on December 1 by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite...
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[image]Riley Road Fire
Ten days after the fire started, firefighters completely contained the Riley Road fire northeast of Houston, Texas on September 14, 2011. The fire burned 18,960 acres, destroyed 76 structures, and damaged 23 structures. This image, taken by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite on September 15, illustrates how successful firefighters were at preventing additional damage...
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[image]Many Bushfires in Queensland, Aus.
NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on the Aqua satellite acquired an image showing smoke streaming west-southwest from several bushfires throughout Queensland, Australia. The fires are marked in red. The Queensland Fire and Rescue (QFR) website reported multiple grass fires near Ward and Charleville on November 15, 2011. The QFR reported that water bombing aircraft and fire crews were battling the grass fires on Nov...
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[image]Fires in Eastern Siberia - NASA
Intense fires continued to burn in the boreal forests of eastern Siberia on August 1, 2010. The fires are outlined in red in this image, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS on NASA's Aqua satellite. The fires span the borders of Russia's Chukotskiy, Magadan, and Koryakskiy provinces. Burning in coniferous evergreen forests, the fires blanketed northeastern Siberia with thick brown smoke...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Arctic Ocean; Where -- Alaska; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center GSFC
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[image]Pyrocumulonimbus Plume from Fires in Minnesota
A large cumulus cloud settled over the Pagami Creek fire in Minnesota, 14 miles east of the city of Ely. Many campsites and roads near the cloud are closed due to the 100,000 acre-wide fire, according to the U.S. Forest Service Incident Information System. Pyrocumulonimbus plumes are wildfire-related clouds with great similarities to thunderstorms and certain volcanic eruptions. NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite captured the plume on Septem...
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[image]Mint Fire, California
This three-dimensional image of the Mint Fire burn area on Sierra Pelona Ridge between Agua Dulce and Palmdale, Calif., was developed from infrared data recorded by the Autonomous Modular Sensor mounted in NASA Dryden's Beechcraft B-200 King Air aircraft on a shakedown flight Sept. 19. The bright red area shows the actual area burned from its ignition point near the bottom of the image to the top of the ridge line where the fire was stopped after burning about 650 to 700 acres of grass and brush...
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[image]Fires near Perth, Western Australia - NASA
Scattered bushfires in southern Western Australia spread smoke over Perth on December 15, 2009. Source: NASA/MODIS(Terra)
Keywords: Where -- Australia; Where -- Perth
Downloads: 97
[image]Fires in Northwestern India - NASA
Fires burned in northwestern India near the Pakistan border on November 8, 2009. Source: NASA/MODIS(Aqua)
Keywords: Where -- Pakistan
Downloads: 107
[image]Fires in Queensland, Australia - NASA
Multiple fires burned along the coast of Queensland, Australia, in late October 2009 and into November. Source: NASA/MODIS(Aqua)
Keywords: Where -- Australia
Downloads: 107
[image]Fires Around Lake Malawi in Africa - NASA
Fires continued to burn around eastern Africa's Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa) on October 13, 2009. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image the same day. The fires were likely set for purposes of agriculture, a common occurrence at this time of year. Red dots indicate hotspots associated with actively burning fires, which burn all around Lake Malawi...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Malawi; Where -- Zimbabwe; Where -- Mozambique; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 89
[image]Fires in Western Africa - NASA
Agricultural fires burned in western Africa on December 6, 2009. Source: NASA/MODIS(Aqua)
Keywords: What -- Orion
Downloads: 95
[image]Bushfires in Southeast Australia - NASA
Bushfires in Victoria, Australia, flared up significantly in the last week of February 2009. The state has been battling deadly fires since late January 2009 with only brief periods of calm. According to news reports from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on February 23, new emergency evacuation warnings over the weekend had forced hundreds of residents from communities across the state into shelters...
Keywords: Bushfires in Southeast Australia; What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- Victoria; Where -- Australia
Downloads: 38
[image]Pagami Creek Fire in northern Minnesota
Nearly two months after being ignited by lightning, the Pagami Creek Fire in northern Minnesota was nearly contained when Landsat-5 acquired this image on October 10, 2011. Since August 18, the fire has been burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Superior National Forest. As of October 11, the fire had burned 92,682 acres and was 82 percent contained. Apart from a faint hint of smoke, there is little sign of current fire activity in the image...
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[image]asset_08272010 - NASA
Though Russia's wildfires appeared to be abating, fires in two regions continued to produce heavy smoke on August 15, 2010. Several other fires burn in the forest east of the largest fires. The second cluster of smoke-producing fires is in the Ural Mountains, lower image, roughly a thousand kilometers about 620 miles away from the first set of fires. Though these fires appear to be smaller, the sensor detected more of them...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- Russia; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center GSFC
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[image]Smoke Over Western Russia - NASA
Intense fires continued to rage in western Russia on August 4, 2010. Burning in dry peat bogs and forests, the fires produced a dense plume of smoke that reached across hundreds of kilometers. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS captured this view of the fires and smoke in three consecutive overpasses on NASA's Terra satellite. The smooth gray-brown smoke hangs over the Russian landscape, completely obscuring the ground in places...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- MISR; Where -- Russia; Where -- Moscow; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Chicago; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center GSFC
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[image]Fires in Los Angeles County - NASA
On the night of August 30-31, 2009, the Station Fire north of the city of Los Angeles spread in three directions and doubled in size, according to the Los Angeles Times. Two fire fighters had been killed and at least at least 18 homes in Tujunga Canyon had burned as of the morning of August 31. According to the Incident Information System, the Station Fire covered 85,760 acres as of the morning of August 31, 2009...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Los Angeles; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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[image]Fires in Northwestern India - NASA
Agricultural fires burned in northwestern India in late October 2009. Source: NASA/MODIS(Aqua)
Keywords: Where -- India; What -- Aqua
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[image]Fires in Western Africa - NASA
Agricultural fires burned in western Africa on December 26, 2009. Source: NASA/MODIS(Aqua)
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[image]Dunphy Complex Fire near Elko, Nevada
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Dunphy Complex Fire on Oct. 3, 2011 at 20:50 UTC (4:50 p.m. EDT) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard captured this image of smoke. The fires are indicated in red. The Dunphy Complex fire is burning North of Carlin, Nevada and consists of three wildfires sparked by a dry lightning storm on Friday, September 30, 2011. The complex consists of the Indian Creek, Chukar, and Izzenhood Fires, according to Inciweb...
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[image]Fires in South Central Russia - NASA
Wild fires and/or agricultural fires burned in south central Russia on October 10, 2009. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image the same day. Red outlines indicate hotspots where MODIS has detected unusually high surface temperatures associated with active fires. Not all of the fires emit discernible smoke, but the smokes plumes that are visible consistently blow toward the east...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Russia; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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[image]Honey Prarie Fire in Okefenokee Swamp, Ga. Still Smoking
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the southeastern U.S. on Dec. 14, 2011 at 16:40 UTC (11:40 a.m. EST) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured smoke (top right side of image) and fire signatures from the Honey Prarie fire still burning in the Okenfenokee Swamp fire in southeastern Georgia. According to Inciweb, the Honey Prairie continues to burn deep down into the dry peat on the west side of the refuge...
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[image]Fires in British Columbia, Canada - NASA
Several large forest fires burned in British Columbia, Canada on August 4, 2010. The fires are outlined in red in this true-color image taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS on NASA's Aqua satellite. The fires shown in this image are in the Cariboo region of the province, where 120 fires were burning on August 3. Many of the large fires ignited in a lightning storm on July 28, and additional lightning-caused fires started on August 3, said the wildfire management branc...
Keywords: What -- Columbia; What -- Aqua; Where -- Canada; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center GSFC
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[image]Texas Wildfires Seen from the ISS
This panoramic view of east-central Texas on September 6, 2011, highlights numerous smoke plumes caused by wildfires burning across the state. The image was taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS), who used a short focal-length lens (12 mm) to capture a wide field of view. Smoke plumes are clearly visible to the east of Austin; to the north of Houston; to the northwest of Lake Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend Reservoir; and to the west of Shreveport, Louisiana...
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[image]Fires along the South Carolina Coast - NASA
Wildfires burned along the South Carolina coastline on April 22-23, 2009, leaping over a highway and heading for a heavily populated area in North Myrtle Beach, according to The New York Times. By April 23, the fires had destroyed more than 40 homes and damaged another 100, and had forced more than 2,500 people to evacuate. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA«És Terra satellite captured this true-color image at 12:17 local time (16:17 UTC) on April 23, 2009...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- South Carolina; Where -- New York; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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[image]Fires in Portugal - NASA
Thick smoke pours from fires burning on the Portuguese island of Madeira in this photo-like image collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS on NASA's Aqua satellite on August 13, 2010. The fires are outlined in red. According to news reports, the largest of the fires burned through 95 percent of the Funchal Ecological Park, a 1,000-hectare preserve set aside to restore native vegetation to the island...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; What -- Visible Light; What -- Sun; Where -- Atlantic Ocean; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center GSFC; Where -- Portugal
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[image]Cathedral Fire, Wilson's Promontory, Victoria - NASA
Wilson's Promontory National Park, located at the southern tip of Victoria, Australia, was one of many areas scorched by large bushfires in February 2009. The Cathedral Fire, which was sparked by lightning on February 8, burned an estimated 25,200 hectares (62,271 acres) in the park before it was fully contained on March 14, the day this image was captured by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite...
Keywords: Cathedral Fire, Wilson's Promontory, Victoria; What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; What -- Visible Light; What -- Earth; Where -- Victoria
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[image]Fires Near Aldan River, Russia - NASA
Forest fires were burning in the Yakutsk region of eastern Russia on July 21, 2009. Large columns of smoke blew north from the fires and pooled against the base of the Verkhoyanskiy Mountains. This natural-color (photo-like) image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA«És Terra satellite. Places where the sensor detected active fire are outlined in red. Image credit: NASA's MODIS Rapid Response Team Text credit: Rebecca Lindsey, NASA's Earth Observato...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- Russia
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[image]Extent of Station Fire Burn - NASA
On September 6, 2009, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this simulated natural color image of the Station fire, burning in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles. The fire started on August 26 in La Canada/Flintridge near NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena (seen at the bottom of the image), and soon grew to become the largest fire in Los Angeles County's history...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- Los Angeles; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington
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[image]Fires in Yukon Territory, Canada - NASA
Sixty-eight fires were affecting an estimated 94,107 hectares (232,543 acres) in Canada«És Yukon Territory on July 30, 2009, according to the daily situation report from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre. Several large blazes were pouring out thick smoke plumes when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA«És Terra satellite passed overhead and captured this natural-color image...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Alaska; Where -- Canada
Downloads: 26
[image]Austrialian Fires - NASA
The «É_Top End«É_ of Northern Territory, Australia, experiences frequent fires throughout the dry season, both from natural and human causes. In many places, such as Kakadu National Park, which encompasses the Alligator River basin, land managers use controlled fires early in the dry season to create fire breaks and reduce the dry vegetation that could lead to more devastating fires later in the season...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Australia
Downloads: 36
[image]Fires in Kasai Region, Democratic Republic of the Congo - NASA
Widespread agricultural burning is common in the dry season in Africa. As the rainy season migrates north and south across the continent each year, a wave of widespread fires precedes its arrival. This image of the Kasai region of Democratic Republic of the Congo shows hundreds of active fires (marked in red) burning on July 20, 2009. The tan and light green landscapes are likely a mixture of agricultural land, grassland, and savanna, while the deep g reen areas between the Sankuru and Kasai Riv...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- Angola; Where -- Zambia; Where -- Tanzania
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[image]Smoke Over Western Russia - NASA
Though a plume of smoke still stretched across hundreds of kilometers, conditions in central Russia appeared to be much better on August 12, 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS on NASA's Terra satellite detected two clusters of intense fires when it acquired this photo-like image. The fires are outlined in red. The first cluster of fires is southeast of Moscow. Though the fires were producing thick smoke when MODIS captured this image, the smoke was blowing away from th...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Russia; Where -- Moscow; Where -- Kazakhstan; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center GSFC
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[image]Fires in Southeast Australia - NASA
A crippling heat wave and strong winds in southeastern Australia contributed to an outbreak of forest and grassland fires in Victoria in late January 2009. By January 30, about 5,500 hectares had burned and at least 10 homes had been destroyed, reported the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The homes were located in a small community near the town of Boolara. Nearly surrounded by wildfire, the town had also run out of water and lost power, said ABC News...
Keywords: Fires in Southeast Australia; What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- Australia; Where -- Victoria; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 42
[image]Wildfires in Alaska's Yukon Flats Wildlife Refuge - NASA
Large fires in eastern Alaska«És Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge were billowing out thick plumes of yellowish smoke when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA«És Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on July 30, 2009. The smoke appears to be relatively close to the ground; in many places, brighter clouds lie over top of the smoke. The large version of the image shows that the smoke covers a wide area of Alaska and western Canada...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Alaska; Where -- Canada
Downloads: 38
[image]Fires in the Alaskan Interior - NASA
Forest fires produced hazy skies over interior Alaska in the first week of July 2009. This natural-color (photo-like) image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA«És Aqua satellite shows several lightning-triggered fires (outlined in red) southwest of Fairbanks, Alaska, on July 7. The largest was the combined Bear Lake/Minto Flats South Fire; according to the situation summary report from the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center on July 7, the fire was estimat...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Alaska
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[image]Southeast Asia Fires - NASA
Late winter in the Northern Hemisphere is the dry season of the tropical monsoon climate of Southeast Asia. During this time of year, fires are common, most of them set by people for brush clearing, trash disposal, or maintaining cropland or pasture. As in other parts of the world, intentionally set fires can also get out of control and become wildfires. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite on February 23, 2009, shows widespread fires...
Keywords: Southeast Asia Fires; What -- Aqua; Where -- China
Downloads: 30
[image]Fires in Eastern India and Northwest Burma - NASA
Scores of active fires were burning in eastern India and the mountainous provinces of northwest Burma (Myanmar) on March 9, 2009, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured this photo-like image. Locations where the sensor detected active fires are outlined in red. Agricultural and other land-maintenance fires are common in the area this time of year (dry season), so many of these fires were probably intentionally started ...
Keywords: Fires in Eastern India and Northwest Burma; What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- Myanmar
Downloads: 44
[image]Fires in Texas and Oklahoma - NASA
Severe weather in the second week of April 2009 fanned wildfires in northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. This image of the area was captured on April 9, 2009, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA«És Aqua satellite. Places where the sensor detected active fires are outlined in red. A line of fires stretched across the plains west of Dallas-Forth Worth, and strong winds were driving smoke plumes from the fires toward the cities...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- Texas; Where -- Oklahoma
Downloads: 30
[image]Northeastern Madagascar Agricultural Fires
Dozens of fires (red) were burning in eastern Madagascar on December 14, 2011 at 07:00 UTC (2 a.m. EST). The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image. Smoke is light-brown in this NASA satellite image, while fires are designated by a red dot. As much as a third of Madagascar burns annually, according to Wild Madagascar.org, as farmers set fires to clear land for agriculture and pasture...
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[image]Fires in Western Africa
NASA's Aqua satellite picked up heat signatures from fires in west Africa on January 7, 2012 at 14:05 UTC (9:05 a.m. EST) using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard the satellite. Fires appear in red on this image. There is a large area of fires in eastern Guinea, southwestern Mali, and north and central Cote D'Ivoire. MODIS also detected fires in the northern half of Sierra Leone, southwestern Burkina Faso, and throughout Ghana...
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[image]Fires in Central Africa
NASA's Aqua satellite picked up heat signatures from fires in central Africa on December 13 at 12:30 UTC (7:30 a.m. EST) using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard the satellite. Fires appear in red on this image. There is a large area of light brown smoke over Nigeria from fires there. Other fires were burning in central and north Cameroon, southern Chad, throughout the Central African Republic and the northwestern corner of the Democratic Repub...
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[image]Fires in Queensland - NASA
Multiple bushfires burned across Queensland's Cape York Peninsula on November 14, 2008, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured this image. Made from a combination of visible and infrared light, the image highlights the location of hotspots (outlined in red) and burned areas (reddish brown). Vegetation is bright green, and bare or sparsely vegetated ground is pinkish-tan...
Keywords: Fires in Queensland; What -- Aqua; What -- Earth
Downloads: 26
[image]Fires in Queensland Australia - NASA
Fires burned along the northeastern coast of Australia in early October 2009. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA«És Aqua satellite captured this true-color image on October 6, 2009. Fires burn north, south, and inland from the coastal city of Cairns. Smoke from the fires consistently blows inland, toward the east or east-southeast. Red outlines indicate hotspots associated with high surface temperatures...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Australia; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 44
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